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"A Man for Others"

Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., was the featured speaker at Saint David's Networking Event on Wednesday evening at a midtown venue.

Father O'Donovan, former President of Georgetown University, spoke passionately about the growing refugee crisis and his current work as Director of Mission for the Jesuit Refugee Service, which advocates for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons worldwide, working to meet their educational, health, and social needs. He encouraged all to remain informed about the issues in the world and to take deeper roles within our personal communities of family and friends.

He also took several questions from the alumni, alumni parents, current parents, and faculty in attendance. One involved Catholicism's relations with other world religions. Father O'Donovan stressed how important and valuable it is to sit down to a meal with people from differing religious background, which enables you to learn so much, both through the conversation and the types of food consumed during the meal. In response to another, he encouraged those interested in pursuing MBAs to seek to do good and to give back through their business endeavors.

With its focus on caring for other people, the Jesuit motto (Men and Women for Others) is closely aligned with that of Saint David's (That They Be Good Men). The evening event was a perfect blend of both.

A special "thank you" to the Alumni Council and its Chair, Greg Landegger '85  P'17 '26, for organizing this year's event, which was its tenth installment. The Networking Event is an occasion for alumni, current parents and parents of alumni to network together. Whether it is for professional, academic or social purposes, this is an opportunity for us to help and support those within our extended community.



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